Sunshine Coast Council & Analogue/Digital would like to invite you a special screening of this provocative film being shown as part of the Creative Industries focus 2012 to promote and invigorate creative industry events on the Sunshine Coast. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring prominent Queensland designers and thinkers. The evening will conclude with a networking event at local venue Sol Bar.
Inspired by design thinking, the documentary DESIGN & THINKING brings together world leading entrepreneurs, designers, social change-makers and unlikely individuals to discuss the challenge of creative business and collaboration in the 21st century. The term arose to distinguish what others think of as design, usually the surface, to the thinking behind, to the process and function. How are people changing the world with their own creative minds?
The Sunshine Coast is at a critical juncture in its growth as a region and is home to some of the most successful creative minds in Australia. What role will the Sunshine Coast play in the future of the Australian cultural and entrepreneurial landscape? How can we continue to be leaders in innovation?
Tanja Hall is the Queensland President of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). She also serves on the AGDA National Council where she works alongside the Executive Director and other state representatives to deliver events, initiatives, education and professional tools to members and industry while increasing awareness of the value design contributes to business, education and culture.
Tanja is also the Director of JOLT, a Brisbane based visual communication design firm. Established in 1997, the studio focusses on strategic communication and brand design and has been recognised with industry awards both locally and nationally.
Tanja works closely with allied industry including education and key stakeholders. She has assisted with judging of professional design awards and been invited to sit on advisory councils for education and design initiatives. She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to developing design culture in Queensland as a Smart State Fellow Finalist in the 2011 Queensland Premier's Design Awards.
Liam is a design strategist with two of Australia's leading design studios, Josephmark and CMD, straddling the world between design-led digital and physical products. With a strong background in systems design and a passion for creative leadership, Liam helps these studios to design purposeful, impactful solutions for the people and businesses they work with.
In a former life, Liam led the development and delivery of the Queensland government's nation-leading Ulysses program, a business program to help Queensland CEOs to better use design for competitive advantage.
Adam has worked in a range of sectors translating ideas into innovative ventures, organisations, and partnerships. Throughout his career he has led the design and development of organisational partnerships, business development strategy, programs, social ventures and investments, and communications.
Adam has worked in creative industries, health, community, philanthropic and government sectors. He also founded a consultancy company, SOCIAL, and a range of successful social ventures.
In his current role, Adam has led a series of national programs and innovation projects modeling new ways to support and grow creative enterprise and entrepreneurs, and the integration of creative intelligence and expertise, such as design and interactive media, within other sectors as a catalyst for innovation. He is now developing a national design led business program for the Commonwealth Government.
Adam is an alumnus of the Social Leadership Australia program..
Timothy’s experience as an architectural practitioner has focused on being a generalist rather than a specialist. Although his firm, Donovan Hill is the most awarded Queensland architectural practice at a national level, their work has included many projects outside the typical architectural realm. This means that in addition to delivering various built outcomes such as; campus precincts, civic buildings, and multi-residential projects, he has been exposed to the operating realities of plans, schemes, overlays, incentives, initiatives, compliance schemes, and measurement tools. He is familiar with ideas becoming reality, or not. From this perspective, he has taught in university settings, and consulted to various Australian cities about master plans and master schemes.